Moon vs. Tetro
With a few highly hyped movies already released this year and non of them necessarily living up to the expectations, I’ve been going back and forth between my pick for the movie I’m most excited about. At first it was Where the Wild Things Are, then it was Moon, and now it may just become Tetro, a film by Francis Ford Coppola that is slated to be released this June. I need to let it sink in a bit, but it’s pretty strong in the running right now. Watch the trailers below and then tell me what release(s) you are looking forward to the most this year.
Moon by Duncan Jones starring Sam Rockwell
“It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of “Sarang,” the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond “Gerty,” the base’s well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.”
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola
“Tetro is Francis Ford Coppola’s first original screenplay since The Conversation. It is his most personal film yet, arising from memories and emotions from his early life, though totally fictional. It is the bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Argentine-Italian family.”